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Dumsor Power crisis won't return - Jinapor

In a report titled ‘Beyond 2016 Elections, Energy Sector Priorities’, energy think tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has predicted the comeback of the electricity crisis in 2017.

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Outgoing Deputy Minister of Power John Jinapor has indicated that the dreadful energy crisis that Ghana went through some time past will not befall the country again next year.

He argued that the Mahama-led government has put in place enough measures to prevent such a situation from happening again.

Jinapor in an interview with Accra-based Starr FM said there will be no dumsor if the incoming NPP government follows the roadmap laid by the outgoing NDC administration.

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"We should not have a major hitch going forward with regards to energy supply. We have put in strategic buffer so that in the event that Ivory Coast cannot supply us with power, we can supply it from other sources. The government has put in place a number of measures to ensure there is constant power supply for Ghanaians, and we expect a massive improvement in the days ahead."

The energy think tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has predicted the comeback of the electricity crisis in 2017.


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In a report titled ‘Beyond 2016 Elections, Energy Sector Priorities’, ACEP warned the return in April 2017 of the much-dreaded electricity crisis, popularly known as dumsor.

According to ACEP, dumsor’s comeback will be as a result of the inadequacy of fuel to power Ghana’s generation plants.

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"Fuel supply has become more challenging as thermal generation will continue to dominate the sector”, the report said.

The power sector is regularly saddled with fuel shortages, especially gas, as the country struggles in order to pay its debts.

However, John Jinapor, believes that the country has made significant preparations for the future deficit.

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